Portrait of Luke Bonner

Teaching Areas

  • Economic Development
  • Real Estate



/ Lecturer,

Luke Bonner

Intermittent Lecturer

Luke Bonner has 20 years of economic development experience in the public and private sectors. Over that time, he has supported over 250 corporate projects in which the companies have committed to nearly 10,000 jobs and over $3 billion in new investment in Michigan communities. Luke has authored over 35 tax increment finance and development plans that brought public financing to private development projects. Luke has successfully negotiated economic incentives for the likes of Amazon, Penske Logistics, Huntington National Bank, and Shyft Group. Luke has also successfully managed pre-development approvals for Core Spaces, REDICO, Landmark Real Estate, and Beztak, for multi-story mixed use real estate developments in Ann Arbor, MI.

Luke has created economic development strategies such as the American Center For Mobility, an Autonomous Vehicle Proving Ground in Ann Arbor, MI; and a Robotics Collaboration STEM Education Center in Sterling Heights, MI. Luke was a four-year letter winner for the University of Michigan Baseball team, winning two Big Ten championships and graduating with a degree in Psychology. After graduating, Luke played minor league baseball with the Cleveland Indians, and eventually returned to receive a Masters in Liberal Studies and Public Administration from Eastern Michigan University